Monday, July 26

Pentagon

Amazon, Enterprise, JEDI contract, Microsoft, Military, Military & Defense, Pentagon, Politics, Tech Insider

The Pentagon has called off the $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing contract Microsoft and Amazon were arguing over

The Pentagon has canceled the $10 billion cloud-infrastructure plan it awarded Microsoft in 2019. The Pentagon cited "evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances." Amazon filed a complaint accusing the Trump administration of influencing the award process. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon has canceled the $10 billion cloud-infrastructure contract Microsoft and Amazon were fighting over, CNBC and other outlets reported on Tuesday.The Department of Defense granted Microsoft the massive contract in 2019. Amazon soon after challenged the grant, claiming former President Trump had i...
Airstrikes, Iran, Iraq, Military & Defense, Pentagon, Syria

US carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups

The US carried out drone strikes in Iraq and Syria early Monday morning. The Pentagon said the targets were used by Iran-backed militia groups that were conducting attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The US aimed "to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message," a Pentagon spokesperson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon carried out airstrikes Monday morning in Iraq and Syria on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Sunday."At President Biden's direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities ...